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Origins of Life lecture Jan. 30
Nobel Laureate Thomas R. Cech will discuss “RNA Enzymes and the Origins of Life” Monday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Laurie Auditorium on the campus of Trinity University in San Antonio as part of the Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series.
Cech will describe the events that led to the discovery of the first catalytic RNA, or ribozyme, and subsequent work that revealed the structures and functions of these remarkable molecules.
Cech is a distinguished professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder and director of the Biofrontiers Institute. He has received the Heineken Prize of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and the National Medal of Science.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
For more information, call the Office of University Communications at 210-999-8406.
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